Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Snow and football...

At practice today, we were having a little problem getting the kids motivated. It was cold, windy, and wet, so we threatened them that if they kept under-performing that we would make them REALLY play in the snow. Well, they picked it up, and for a snow covered practice really came through. So for conditioning, we had them run 12 30 yard sprints with the catch that they had to dive and slide once during each sprint. I thought some of these shots ended up being pretty good, all things compared. Unfortunately, I was taking all the pictures, soo you don't get to see me in my huge snow coat, snow pants, boots and beard. The kids (and other coaches) were calling me all sorts of names, even though my faves were "the whale", "Puffy", "Satan Santa", and "the snowman from hell". Pretty funny stuff.

Poky's first white stuff this season...

While I was not pleased that our first snow storm hit THIS soon, it was pretty and picture worthy. As promised to Mom, here are a few pics of it.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Catching Up- Henry's Lake in August

We went to Garrett's cabin not so much to install a satellite system for him, but more just to get away for a weekend. We had a really nice time, even though the weather was less than desirable. The water was fairly cold which made any jet skiing short lived, but it was still fun. Calli even took a ride, but not for long, she was too afraid to dump it and get wet (like I did a half dozen times..). I got the dish installed, and enjoyed the vacation. Of course, the water pump went out on the way home on my Tahoe, it was just one big exciting weekend for all three of us. Calli was shocked at how pretty the area is up there. Personally, I think it's even prettier when everything is blanketed in white, but that's me. The pictures don't even come close to doing the scenery and sunsets justice.

Our friends at our place

From the top, and going clockwise: Kyle, Lewis, Lyndsey, Benson, Calli, Ava (being held by..), Heather, and my chunky butt in the middle. Some of our best friends, whom we miss hanging around. Kyle, Heather and Ava are in Salt Lake, while Lewis, Lyndsey and Benson are in Kuna.

Boise State at Utah football game.

I wish we would have taken more pictures, because this was the best one, as bad as it is.

BSU's fourth touchdown. Go BSU!

Sun Valley Cabin

This was in front of the Sun Valley cabin at our mini reunion over Labor Day.

Kojo again...

Another picture of Kojo, this time just looking goofy on his rug in front of the TV.


This is our dog Kojo, brought to us by Chad and Lesa (thanks again!!). He's all beagle, he loves to hunt, and track, and just be a pest. Without question, he's the smartest dog I have been around. This particular picture was at Garrett Andrew's cabin on Henry's Lake in last August.

It's all new to us....

So, last night, after Calli saw everyone else's blogs, she decided that this would be a cool project for me to take on. While, I'm not sure why I am the one that has to start his thing up since it was her idea, I thought I would give it a go. Like the title of this entry says, it's all new to us, well, me, and you'll have to bear with me while I figure this thing out.

I thought that since this is our first entry that we could update everyone on what's going with us in at least the fairly recent past.

Calli has been busy with work, mostly at the salon. She is steadily building her clientele and is getting busier and busier with return appointments, which for those of you that are unfamiliar with the terms, is what defines "Stylist Success". She seems to really enjoy her new surroundings (she swithced salons a few months ago) and especially the girls she works around. Of course, she is still managing and waitressing at Elmer's. While she is anxiously waiting the time that my business really takes off so that she can finally quit and just do hair, she toughs out the long shifts and keeps bringing in the big bucks.

Calli has also been busy fixing up our house. She has painted just about every room now, painted the kitchen table and even re-stained the kitchen cupboards. Also, since we opened up the new office, we have since gotten rid of our home office and Calli has now turned that into another guest bedroom.

As for me, I can't understand why I am spending the time doing this when I literally have hundreds of better things to be doing. I guess it was this last weekend then I realized where my priorities should be when we attended Chad's cousin Dustin's wedding reception. We had to do the table introductions and advice to the newleywed's thing like every other reception and our table's advice to them was "Happy wife, Happy life!" Now you know why I'm doing this.

Anyway, Advanced Cellular is moving right along. I would be doing it an injustice if I said it weren't. While I know we could be doing better, I compare numbers and it seems that Jeff and I are ahead of the pace I set for myself prior to opening the doors. October is generally one of the slowest months of the year, but August and September ended up being really good for us, and we are gearing up for the holidays, which are insane busy. I hope to figure this whole blog thing out soon enough that I can link up my company website with this and update them both regularly. (I hope!!)

As for football, we are in the final stretch of the season. We fininshed our regular season up last Thursday with a win over Sugar Salem (you can see the pictures at in the "Action Photos" section, Shelley vs. Sugar). We are now 8-0 on the season, Mountain Rivers Conference Champions, and open up the playoffs hosting Bear Lake at Shelley Friday night at 7:00. If we were to go all the way to the championship game again, we will have games each of the next four Fridays, with the C'ship game in either Moscow or Boise the weekend before Thanksgiving.

So there you have it, an update for the three of us. I'll see if I can figure out how to put some pictures up on this thing too.

Travis and Calli Hobson, and Kojo